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Maxwell family seeks more food, soap for sister during trial

Dec. 06, 2021 12:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The family of the British woman charged with helping the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls has asked the U.S. attorney general to improve the treatment she is receiving during her trial “in the interest of justice and common humanity.” ...

Duggar trial focusing on computer where child porn was found

Dec. 03, 2021 17:40 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A computer used by Josh Duggar at work contained child pornography behind a partition that allowed the user to circumvent an application that monitors internet use, and metadata indicates the images were downloaded when the former reality TV star was working,...

Ex-Epstein staffer testifies teen accusers visited mansion

Dec. 02, 2021 20:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former housekeeper testified Thursday that two women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them as teens were repeated visitors to his Palm Beach mansion, summoned by Epstein or his associate Ghislaine Maxwell. Taking the stand at...

10 to life for Reno woman guilty of teen prostitution crime

Dec. 02, 2021 20:13 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 28-year-old Nevada woman faces 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in federal court in Montana to transporting a minor to engage in prostitution. Federal prosecutors say Ashley Stella of Reno admitted she brought a 16-year-old girl from...

Former Alabama deputy pleads guilty to child porn charges

Dec. 01, 2021 15:00 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff's deputy indicted earlier this year on multiple child pornography charges has pleaded guilty and will serve one year in custody, prosecutors said Wednesday. Phillip Wayne Humphries, who was a patrol officer with the...

Past molestation evidence allowed in Duggar child porn trial

Dec. 01, 2021 14:45 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jurors in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial on child pornography charges can hear evidence that he admitted to molesting four girls nearly 20 years ago, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks rejected a...

Josh Duggar trial to begin over child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2021 07:26 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial over federal child pornography charges. Duggar, who appeared in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” was charged in April with two counts of downloading and...

Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

Nov. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were “partners in crime” in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday, while Maxwell’s lawyers said she was being made a scapegoat for a man’s bad behavior as the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial got...

Maxwell's brother says US prosecutors seeking to 'break' her

Nov. 26, 2021 15:33 PM EST

The brother of a British socialite charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls says her prosecution is “the most over-hyped trial of the century,” designed to break a woman targeted by authorities desperate to blame someone for the late financier’s crimes. ...

Judge gives Alabama sex offender six life sentences

Nov. 24, 2021 17:41 PM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sex offender has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms, plus 190 years. Gary Wayne George, 57, of Prattville, pleaded guilty to three counts each of rape in the second degree and sodomy, five counts of possession of child...